Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pondering a New Medical ID

It's time for yet another addition to my growing collection of Medical ID's. Thus far I've got 1 bracelet from N-Style ID (currently stuck on my arm), 1 ID on Me bracelet, and two dogtags. I love my N-Style ID. However, I have just about worn out my band and my plate could probably use an update or two. Overall, I'm happy with the year of faithful service my ID has provided to me for just over a year plastered to my wrist. The last few months, the silicone has brittled up and I literally can't get it off my wrist with out untying which is also almost impossible to do one handed. (I actually started thinking about getting a new one and writing this post way back in July!)I am not particularly easy on things so I'm pretty happy with how it has held up.
Faithful Companion :)
At the very least I need to get a new band for my ID. Probably a "rubber" one or chain one with clasps on each end. I'm also tempted to get a new ID all together. I like American Medical ID's online database and 800 number. However, I'm not particularly red hot on the designs available on their website.  I want something that is pretty rough and tumble, nothing delicate. I am a tomboy not a girly girl. It needs to be rough enough to survive my life, with out being so giant that it looks out of place on my 6ish inch(16ish cm) wrist. Medic Alert is pretty much out of the question at this point. It's just not in my budget as a student. While I'm more complex than your average 21 year old as long as you don't use latex products on me and know I'm asthmatic I probably won't throw you too many curve balls as an unconscious patient.

I don't know what kind of new "bling" I want I've got a long list of don't wants. I should consider making sure it's adult-ish too. Since graduation and job interviews(hopefully) are fast approaching.  I'll keep you all posted when I come to a conclusion about what to get. If nothing else my current band will break and that will force my hand.


Anonymous said...

When did you get your first one?

Kat said...

Almost exactly a year ago.

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